Intraconal orbital compartment

The intraconal orbital compartment is a conical space, the base of which is anterior and is formed by the posterior half of the globe. The sides are formed by the extraocular muscles and their surrounding fascia which pass posteriorly and converge on the tendinous ring at the orbital apex.


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rID: 9541
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: orbit, eye
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Intraconal compartment
  • Intraconal orbital space
  • Intraconal space

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    Figure 1: orbital apex diagram
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    Anterior view
    Figure 2: extra-ocular muscles
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